Tuvalu Time

This month I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days in Tuvalu, on the island of Fogafale which is one of the 30 islands that makes the coral atoll that is Funafuti.  I was there to capture images of a dredging and seawall project being undertaken by Hall Contracting on behalf of the Tuvaluan Government.

Tuvalu is recognised as being the first country that will disappear due to climate change – an increase in sea level of just 20-40cm would make Tuvalu uninhabitable.

Here are some of the images I shot for Hall.

The stars fade as dawn breaks
The stars fade as dawn breaks
Pre-start lineup
Pre-start lineup
Fishing at Dawn
Fishing at Dawn

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Kids play on the dredge pipeline
Kids play on the dredge pipeline
Happy faces
Happy faces

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Playing on a portion of beach that was just created that day
Playing on a portion of beach that was just created that day
Rugby on the beach is now a possibility for the children of Fogafale
Rugby on the beach is now a possibility for the children of Fogafale
Hoping to catch dinner
Hoping to catch dinner
Kids taking shelter from the sun in a J-bin
Kids taking shelter from the sun in a J-bin

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Rain is the island's only source of fresh water
Rain is the island’s only source of fresh water

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Vatu Vara

Recently, I was fortunate enough to travel to Kaibu Island to spend a few days out on the breathtakingly beautiful resort of Vatu Vara.  This private luxury resort has just 3 villas, and some of the most stunning blue water views I have ever seen.

For more information on this stunning location, check out their website.
All images are mine, except for the aerial image.
Their site was designed by YesOpen.

Love the rustic construction of the thatched hut on the Villa Delana beach
Love the rustic construction of the thatched hut on the Villa Delana beach
A Pakapaka being prepared for a dinner feast at Valhalla Restaurant
A Pakapaka being prepared for a dinner feast at Valhalla Restaurant
The freshest catch has the fullest flavour!
The freshest catch has the fullest flavour!
A team of gardeners carefully tend the fully organic herb & vegetable garden every day.
A team of gardeners carefully tend the fully organic herb & vegetable garden every day.
Jim’s Bar & Grill – The best place to chomp on a burger in the South Pacific
Jim’s Bar & Grill – The best place to chomp on a burger in the South Pacific
The views from any of the 3 villa’s are always breathtaking
The views from any of the 3 villa’s are always breathtaking
Just you, a pair of hammocks and the Pacific Ocean
Just you, a pair of hammocks and the Pacific Ocean
Villa Vatu sun deck view to Vatu Vara
Villa Vatu sun deck view to Vatu Vara
It doesn't get much better than this!
It doesn’t get much better than this!
Dusk views from Villa Vatu
Dusk views from Villa Vatu
The inviting glow of Jim's Bar and Grill under the stars
The inviting glow of Jim’s Bar and Grill under the stars
Pausing to enjoy the views on the way to the abandoned village fort
Pausing to enjoy the views on the way to the abandoned village fort
The island of Vatu Vara
The island of Vatu Vara